Academics

You know where you’re headed in your career, and we can help you get there.
When you choose the College of Professional Studies, you never go alone. 

Our faculty guide you on your path forward, and our co-ops and experiential projects give you the real-world experience you need to take your next big step. 

So if you’re ready, follow us. We’re always going your way.

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“Northeastern gave me the tools to be able to start my own company. The experience gave me the confidence to do it.”

Diana De Ojeda Bachelor of Science in Management, 2018

programs

Undergraduate Programs

Our on-campus and online programs provide hands-on experience, giving you a competitive edge in the workplace. The College of Professional Studies offers degrees in rapidly expanding industries, including biotechnology, information technology, health management, and finance.

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Graduate Programs

Go for your goals and realize your potential with a master’s degree or graduate certificate. Grounded in theory and applied in practice, our degrees teach you in-demand skills to keep you current and competitive.

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Doctoral Programs

Guided by industry leading faculty, our innovative doctoral programs combine cutting-edge coursework with professionally relevant research projects. Northeastern’s leadership in experiential learning guarantees that real-world experiences will be put into practice in the classroom.

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International Programs

We offer many programs for international students who wish to study in the U.S. as well as students from around the world interested in a Northeastern education. 

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Paul Dooley

  • Lecturer

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Corliss Thompson

  • Associate Teaching Professor

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Xiaomu Zhou

  • Associate Teaching Professor

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John Terpinas

  • Professor of the Practice

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Adel Zadeh

  • Associate Teaching Professor

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Programs and Pathways

Accelerated Programs

Jumpstart your graduate education with PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Programs and start earning your master’s degree while pursuing your undergraduate degree.

Global Pathways

Improve your English language skills and learn how to navigate the culture of an American university with the Global Pathways program.

Credit for Prior Learning 

We partner with a number of organizations and offer transfer credit for students’ experience through prior learning assessments and professional certifications.

Opportunity Pathways

These initiatives and programs reflect the lives, interests and needs of students seeking education and the ways we have responded. 

A NETWORK OF SCHOOLS & INITIATIVES

The College of Professional Studies connects learners, faculty, employers, alumni and partners through knowledge networks to solve critical problems.

Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education welcomes students with a  vision for change, a commitment to equity and justice, and the desire to drive excellence in education. 

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Lowell Institute School

Students complete bachelor’s degrees in  STEM-grounded field such as biotechnology, information technology, analytics or healthcare without stopping their lives.

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Center for the Study of Sport in Society

The Center for the Study of Sport in Society uses the influence and appeal of sport to create positive social change.

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Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy

The center focuses on applied research on the issues and trends at the intersection of higher education and industry,

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Network for Experiential Teaching and Learning (NExT)

Northeastern University’s Network for Experiential Teaching and Learning connects kindergarten-12th grade (K-12), higher education, industry, and community partners around the shared goal of making experiential education accessible to learners at every level. 

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CPS News

An IT Career 20 Years in the Making

Carla Porter ’19 started in information technology as a network administrator. “I was in love,” she said about her new field.  Hear about her journey to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree and the support she received along the way.  She is now a cloud/web solutions engineer at a financial firm.

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